Malaysian GP: Renault Saturday notes

Renault Saturday Qualifying Jarno Trulli "A very difficult session. I couldn't find a good balance on the car this morning during practice, and unfortunately it didn't improve for qualifying. Overall, it hasn't been a good weekend for me so ...

Renault Saturday Qualifying

Jarno Trulli

"A very difficult session. I couldn't find a good balance on the car this morning during practice, and unfortunately it didn't improve for qualifying. Overall, it hasn't been a good weekend for me so far."

Jenson Button

"I was pleased with my first run, even though I didn't push too hard, and happy with the setup of the car. We didn't make any changes for the next run, but I had to abort after the engine lost power. The problem meant I had to make my final run ivn the T-car, so it was good to improve my time and overall, I'm happy with what we achieved today."

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering, Renault F1 Team UK

"Mixed feelings after qualifying, as I feel we missed our target of getting both cars in the top 10. Jarno had a problematic session, suffering from traffic during his runs and failing to achieve the balance he was looking for. Jenson experienced a problem that forced him to take the spare car for his final run. The fact he then managed to improve his time is a measure of the capability of both driver and team."

Denis Chevrier, Operations Manager, Renault F1 Team France

"Today, we saw the car's potential confirmed as we find ourselves in the same position as in Melbourne. Following an engine problem, Jenson was forced to make his final run in the spare car, which only endorses his performance. On the engine side, Jarno's session was less difficult, and he didn't encounter any problems. For tomorrow, we must work to close the gap between our two cars in order to reinforce our position behind the top three teams."


Jenson Button, 8th position
Chassis R202-03/01
Best lap: 1:37.245 9 laps


Jarno Trulli, 12th position
Chassis R202-02
Best lap: 1:37.920 11 laps


Spare car RS22 Spec B

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Jenson Button
Teams Renault F1 Team